Many printing services offer custom pens, including Staples, FedEx Office, and Vistaprint. All three can accept either an uploaded design or one created using their tools. Typically the latter option allows limited design options. Additionally, all three services offer both printed and engraved pens as of 2015.
Most customers purchase printed pens in bulk for promotional purposes. As such, it may be preferable to work with a local print shop in order to design and create the ideal pen. Alternatively, if ordering online, consider starting with a smaller order to check the quality before ordering the full amount.
Certain services specialize in creating promotional products such as pens. According to TopTenReviews.com, Promo Direct is the best overall service based on production, item selection, shipping, and customer support. Other top choices include rushIMPRINT, 4imprint, ePromos and Quality Logo Products.
When ordering any promotional items, including pens, keep quality and functionality in mind. Although less expensive printed pens may seem attractive, if they are poor quality they will likely just end up in the trash can. Additionally, make sure to only order products that are in line with the brand they are promoting. The pens should reflect the brand's image and quality standards.